It is true that the student population is somewhat homogenous and that there are many Caucasian students who come from a few areas, like Washington, California, Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. Diversity is accepted and explored at University of Puget Sound in many classes from gender studies to African American studies to religion. Some students may mock the school's claims to diversity, but this is only in failing to recognize that diversity cannot merely be measured or compared by skin color. Diversity goes beyond race and culture, and many students appreciate the perspectives brought about in regard to the LGBT community, different religious groups, political organizations, and students from high- and low-income families.
The administration and student body highly value a diverse atmosphere, bringing speakers with different points of view and encouraging students to look at all issues from multiple perspectives. Each year, the school chooses a theme of diversity to explore through academic lectures, artistic events, and student activities. The theme for one academic year was "America at a Crossroads: Roots and Routes." Initiatives like this are a great example of the efforts of the administration to encourage the acceptance of people with a variety of characteristics, morals, and values.